Uzumaki anime cast revealed at Anime Expo 2024

Last Updated on by Daniel Limjoco

Produciton I.G revealed the English and Japanese cast for Junji Ito’s Uzumaki, set to air on Toonami in the near future. Kirie Goshima will be voiced by Abby Trott and Uki Satake, while Shuichi Saito will be voiced by Robbie Daymond and Shin-ichiro Miki.

On Saturday during the “PRODUCTION I.G, WIT STUDIO, and SIGNAL.MD” panel at Anime Expo 2024, Production I.G USA revealed both the English and Japanese voice cast of the upcoming anime adaption of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki.

The English cast will include:

  • Abby Trott as Kirie Goshima
  • Robbie Daymond as Shuichi Saito
  • Cristina Vee as Azami Kurotani
  • Doug Stone as Kirie’s father
  • Aaron LaPlante as Shuichi’s father
  • Mona Marshall as Shuichi’s mother
  • Max Mittelman as Katayama

The Japanese cast includes:

  • Uki Satake as Kirie Goshima
  • Shin-ichiro Miki as Shuichi Saito
  • Mariya Ise as Azami Kurotani
  • Toshiro Furukawa as Kirie’s father
  • Takashi Matsuyama as Shuichi’s father
  • Mika Doi as Shuichi’s mother
  • Katsuoshi Matsuzaki as Katayama

Uzumaki is based on the manga of the same name authored by acclaimed horror manga artist Junji Ito, and will be premiering on Toonami stateside and streaming on Max (formerly HBO Max) upon its completion. The show will be four episodes in length.

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Here are the Japanese and English voice actors for the animated TV series “Uzumaki.”

In an interview with The Japan Times released on June 29, Ito revealed that “the first of four episodes is complete, and lives up to his expectations.” The article also mentioned that Uzumaki is set to air later this year. Neither Toonami nor Production I.G however, have confirmed that a Fall 2024 date will indeed be possible as of now.

The production for Uzumaki has not been easy, and has since seen significant delays from its original release date since the show’s announcement at Crunchyroll Expo 2019First from 2020, then to October 2022 thanks to the pandemic, until Toonami just stopped giving out an ETA release date altogether. During SDCC 2023, Toonami creator and Uzumaki producer Jason DeMarco noted that the reason for these delays, among other things, is “Because it turns out it’s very, very hard to replicate Junji Ito’s lines faithfully, but that hasn’t stopped us from continuing to work on it.” Toonami did showcase “a nice, hefty clip” from the first episode at last year’s Comic-Con.

Of course, with Anime Expo ongoing this week, and San Diego Comic-Con taking place later this month, there is a good likelihood we’ll hear more regarding Uzumaki in the weeks and months ahead. Stay tuned to @ToonamiSquad on our social media channels for the latest news and updates.

Source: Production I.G via Anime News Network, @Sketch1984 and @swimpedia on Twitter.

Edit 7/7/24: Adult Swim has released a press release regarding this weekend’s Uzumaki announcement, which you can see below: (via The Futon Critic)

Adult Swim and Production IG USA Announce English Voice Cast for Upcoming Animated TV Series “Uzumaki”

Created in partnership with Production IG USA, the animated TV series “Uzumaki” is currently in production.

BURBANK (July 6, 2024) – The English voice cast for Adult Swim’s adaptation of Junji Ito’s supernational horror manga “Uzumaki” was announced today at Anime Expo. Created in partnership with Production IG USA, the animated TV series “Uzumaki” is currently in production.

The official series description is below:

“Let’s leave this town together,” asks Shuichi Saito, a former classmate of Kirie Goshima, a high school girl who was born and grew up in Kurouzu-cho. Everything from a strange whirlwind, billowing smoke from the crematorium, and the residents is turning into spirals. People’s eyes spin in whirls, a tongue spirals, and the bodies twist unnaturally. In an attempt to escape the curse of the spirals, Kirie decides to flee from Kuouzu-cho, but can she get away from this turmoil?

The Japanese and English voice actors, respectively, for the series include:

  • Kirie Goshima – Uki Satake / Abby Trott
  • Shuichi Saito – Shin-ichiro Miki / Robbie Daymond
  • Azami Kurotani – Mariya Ise / Cristina Vee
  • Kirie’s Dad – Toshio Furukawa / Doug Stone
  • Shuichi’s Dad – Takashi Matsuyama / Aaron LaPlante
  • Shuichi’s Mom – Mika Doi / Mona Marshall
  • Katayama – Katsutoshi Matsuzaki / Max Mittleman

A first look at “Uzumaki” debuted at the Adult Swim Festival on the Green in San Diego last year. Link here.

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